The RBS Volunteer of the Month award for February, goes to Stewart Shotts, who is the medical volunteer for Kirkcaldy women’s team.
Shotts said: “I’m extremely excited about being voted as RBS Volunteer of the Month, which came as a complete surprise to me.
I thoroughly enjoy my role within the club, which is made especially rewarding as the team are doing so well.
“I’ve been involved with the team for a season and a half now and I have never looked back.”
Shotts, 46, joined as a medical assistant attending all training sessions and games, dabbling in everything from strapping and assisting with pre-game preparation, to advising on injuries and keeping an eye out for the players on the field.
Aside from his medical duties, Stewart has now moved into the coaching side of things. Having already passed his UKCC Level 1 course, he will be undertaking his Level 2 certificate next month (April 2014).
He continued: “It’s great to be involved with the team as both a coach and as a medical volunteer, especially when they’re going so strong.
“During my time here, we’ve gone undefeated in our league duties, gaining promotion two years in a row.
Following a 51-0 win over Morgan Women on Sunday [March 16], we secured a spot in the RBS Women’s Premier League for next season, a challenge we can’t wait to take head on.”
In winning the award, Stewart will be presented with a trophy and a table of ten for the annual Scottish Rugby Club Awards dinner on Friday 30 May, at Murrayfield.
In other news at Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy will be hosting a community sevens tournament on Saturday 12 April (12pm), covering many facets of the club and community rugby. Men, women and under-18s make up the 32 sevens sides that will compete in an action-packed day of rugby. For more information visit www.kirkcaldyrugby.co.uk
Nominations are now being taken for March’s RBS Volunteer of the Month, the theme being 2XV or reserve team coaching and management.